S transept. W wall, arcade.

Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 2. Arcades: S transept, W arcade" at Ely.

by Ron Baxter.

Three bays, round-headed. As S transept E arcade, with two plain orders towards the central vessel, one towards the aisle, and carried on alternating round and compound piers. All capitals are plain block capitals with keeled angle leaves terminating in volutes at the top. Unlike the E arcade, there is no foliage or animal carving, but there is a good deal of 19thc. painted ornament. The aisle was screened from the central vessel, probably c.1130, and now serves as a vestry.